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Former MLB President Bob DuPuy Rejoining Foley & Lardner Law Firm
Published February 8, 2011
STILL PART OF A'S TASK FORCE: DuPuy remains part of the Selig-appointed task force studying the A's ballpark situation in the Bay Area. Foley & Lardner also still provide outside legal counsel to MLB and MLBAM. But DuPuy said his personal, direct connection to the league, for now, will be mainly through the A's task force, and his work for the law firm will be primarily representing individual teams and ownership groups. He declined to outline his split with Selig and MLB in any detail. "It was time. When I first went to the league, I thought it might be for three to five years," DuPuy said. "I'm very proud of what we accomplished during my time there. But it was time to get this done." EMC, formed three years ago in a partnership between Merrill Lynch and CAA, has been involved in more than $2B worth of sports and media transactions in some fashion. Among its recent transactions has been to represent the CHUCK GREENBERG/NOLAN RYAN-led group as financial advisors in its purchase of the MLB Rangers and subsequent extension of the team's TV rights deal with FS Southwest. EMC's senior executive ranks also include principal and noted stadium finance expert MITCHELL ZIETS. EMC co-head BOB STANLEY in a statement said of DuPuy, "His track record speaks for itself and his expertise across every facet of the sports business is unsurpassed."